Carl Junction continues road construction, Gum Road gets turn lane and approach at MO-171

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In other news just north, the MO-171/MO-96 roundabout is estimated to complete Dec. 15

CARL JUNCTION, Mo. — Increased traffic will continue along MO-43 until at least December 15 when the MO-171/MO-96/YY/Kansas City Southern roundabout is estimated to complete.

Expect slight delays in local Carl Junction at Gum Road and MO-171 until Monday, Nov. 8, as turn lane(s) are being added.

MODOT TRAFFIC ALERT: Gum Road CLOSED at Route 171 in Carl Junction for Intersection Improvements Nov. 1-8

  • Where: Gum Road at Missouri Route 171 in Carl Junction
  • When: 8 a.m., Monday, November 1 through 5 p.m., Monday, November 8
  • What: Contractor crews will construct new turn lane and approach pavement from Route 171 to Gum Road

Traffic Impacts:
• Gum Road CLOSED at Route 171
• Drivers will have access to driveways and entrances on either end of the closure but will not be able to drive through work zone
• Drivers may encounter lane closures on Route 171 with flaggers directing traffic through the work zone where crews are constructing turn lane
• No signed detours
• Drivers are urged to find alternate routes
• Signs and message boards will alert drivers approaching work zone

Weather and/or scheduling conflicts could alter the work schedule.

Details: This work is part of a project to resurface approximately 26 miles of Route 171 between the Missouri/Kansas state line and I-49 along with relocating the intersection of Routes 171/96/YY near Carl Junction. The roundabout project is expected to complete Dec. 15.


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